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PRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE, REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS TRAITS OF BROILER RABBITS IN DIFFERENT GENERATIONS UNDER AGRO CLIMATIC CONDITION OF MEGHALAYA

Article Id: ARCC3246 | Page : 38 - 41
Citation :- PRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE, REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS TRAITS OF BROILER RABBITS IN DIFFERENT GENERATIONS UNDER AGRO CLIMATIC CONDITION OF MEGHALAYA.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2006.(40):38 - 41
S.K. Das, A. Das and K.M. Bujarbaruah
Address : Division of Animal Production, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya - 793 103, India

Abstract

197 rabbits consisting of 100 Soviet Chinchilla (SC) and 97 New Zealand White (NZW)
belong to third and fourth generation were studied in low cost housing system with 50% Congo
signal and 50% pellet feeding. Analysis of data revealed that in NZW live weight at lm, 2m, and
3m was significantly (P0.05) higher in 3rd geeration crops than that of 2nd generation crops,
whereas live wt at 6m was significantly (P<0.05) higher in the crops of 2nd
generation. In SC
rabbit generation difference was not significant (P>0.05). Breed wise analysis revealed that live
weight at lm and 2m was significantly (P0.05) higher in NZW than that in SC, whreas 6m live
weight of SC was significantly (P0.05) higher than that of NZW. Ltter size and litter weight at
weaning were significantly (P0.05) higher in 2nd generatin does than 1st generation does and
inter kindling period (IKP) was significantly (P<0.05) lower in 2nd generation mothers than 1st
generation mothers in NZW. Litter weight at birth (LWB) was significantly (P<0.00) higher in 1st
generation crops and service per conception was significantly (P<0.05) lower in 1st generation
crops in SC. Breed effect (P0.05) was found in case of itter size at weaning (LSW) and litter
weight at weaning (LWW). Both were significantly higher in NZW than its counter part. Carcass
traits revealed that breed effect was significant (P

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